18 days in Colorado Itinerary

18 days in Colorado Itinerary

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18 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
1
Denver
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Estes Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h
5
Boulder
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
6
Telluride
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver vacation planning app .

London, UK to Denver is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Denver is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in November, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 6th (Wed), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op. On your second day here, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, walk around Garden of the Gods, then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs vacation builder tool .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planner .

Fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in November, with highs in Aspen at 9°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

2
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, and view the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Aspen to Estes Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Estes Park is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 16°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Boulder.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas
Photography Tours

3
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, stroll around Colorado Chautauqua: Park, then view the masterpieces at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Avery Brewing Company, and then catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Boulder trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Estes Park to Boulder in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Boulder sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall

3
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Mountain West and then get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Perimeter Trail, then trek along Bear Creek Falls, then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Telluride day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boulder to Telluride takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Boulder in November, expect nights in Telluride to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ouray, Museum of the Mountain West, The Anasazi Heritage Center, Spas
Highlights from your plan
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum

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